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McCain Recovers From Skin Cancer Surgery

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Friends say McCain, who turns 64 on Aug. 29, has seen his doctor for checkups every three months since he had the lesion removed from his shoulder seven years ago.

The news of his cancer came during the Democratic National Convention and just days after he toured Western states with Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who won the GOP presidential nomination after a primary battle with McCain. McCain told reporters on Friday that he hoped to be campaigning again by Labor Day, but on Saturday Eckstein said it was unclear whether doctors would clear him by then.

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